Swiss Chard

Bright Lights Swiss Chard

Bright Lights Swiss Chard

SW853

60 days. Individual stems are red, yellow, orange, gold, or white, and together they create a visual feast in your ornamental beds, in your vegetable garden, and at your dinner table. Bright Lights has lightly savoyed leaves, some are burgundy and some are green. Very mild flavors. These 20 inch wonders are a colorful accent for any meal! An AAS winner.

Winter Growing Information

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 50 seeds per gram.
  • SW853/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.85

  • SW853/P
  • 7 grams
  • $5.95

  • SW853/B
  • 1 oz
  • $13.95
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  • Customer Reviews (2)
Seed DepthSeed SpacingSoil Temp for Germ.Days to Germ.Thin Plants To Approximately 50 seeds per gram.
1/2″2-3″50-75°F5-1710-16″


Beta vulgaris, Cicla Group: Swiss chard is a vegetable that is in the same family as the common beet, however while the root of the beet is commonly eaten, it's the leaves of the Swiss chard that are consumed. Recent nutritional analysis has shown that Swiss chard is second only to spinach on the world's healthiest vegetable list. Packed with anthocyanins and fiber it's one of the most antioxidant rich foods as demonstrated in the vivid colors of the leaves.

CULTURE: Sow April through early August in well-dug, fertile soil. Space rows 18-24 inches apart. Thin when plants reach a height of 3 inches. When plants are about 6 inches tall, an application of 1 cup of our complete fertilizer or 1/2 cup of blood meal per 5 row feet fosters leaf growth. Starting indoors is not recommended.
INSECTS AND DISEASE: Flea beetles sometime attack Swiss chard. Cover the beds with a floating row cover like Reemay or Grow Guard 20, or spray with Pyrethrin.
HARVEST: The crop is ready to harvest about 60 days after planting. The outer leaves can be harvested as soon as fully developed, taking care not to damage the growing point. Fresh leaves should be stored at 33°F and 90-95% relative humidity.
SEED SPECS: Minimum germination standard: 75%. Usual seed life: 2 years.
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solid
Feb 3, 2015  |  By Erica
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I grow these every year. So dependable, virtually no maintenance, and vast quantities of pretty and tasty greens whenever I want them all summer and well into fall. The rainbow stalks are pretty but not all that thick, so I mix with Lyon to get a the balance I prefer of stalks to greens. I often let mine get pretty mature (chard seems to thrive on neglect!) - as they get large, the stalks of the yellow, especially, lose their color. Other than that I have no complaints!
Tasty and Good Looking
Feb 8, 2012  |  By GrowEug
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I used Bright lights in salads when they were very young, and then brazed or sauteed when the plans were a bit older and the leaves were thicker. I left the plants in my garden for most of the season, even when they were bolting because they looked so nice!